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FACE Garden Gig 2018

Our fabulous Garden Gig is part of the Furzedown Festival’s Summer of Love and will be a great chance to relax in a beautiful garden and listen to amazing singers and musicians while enjoying a delicious gourmet BBQ (BYO drinks & glasses).

Starring popular R&B jazz singer Margo Random, Andrew Holdsworth, Graveney Music Saxophone trio and drummer and the incredibly talented Jennifer Owens: https://youtu.be/BsRj6BBIARk

On Friday 22nd June from 7 to 10pm in a lovely private garden in Furzedown. Tickets are £15 and expected to sell out fast – raising money for local causes like the South London MNDA, St Georges Hospital and the Furzedown Foodbank.

Contact Alan on 07973 216260 or email alan@feast.me.uk

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Dr Rosena opens TYA chill-out room

For over 5 years FACE has been supporting the development of a special unit in St Georges that will uplift the experiences of children and young adults while they are in hospital being treated for cancer, by creating a special zone for relaxation, communication, and enjoyment. A specialist nurse advocate (funded by MacMillan Nurses) will be based in the room to support young people.

The chill-out room was officially opened on 18th September by our local MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan with St George’s staff, governers and members of FACE – it was great to hear from a young patient about how much this will mean to them and staff who will be working there.

 

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This was only possible thanks to all the fundraising efforts locally; including Graveney School and FCN. This successful outcome demonstrates what a caring and brilliant community we live in. By uniting efforts from individuals, families, schools, organisations, and enterprises in and around Furzedown we can make such a difference and have helped make this dream become a reality.

Please read more in the official press release HERE

Checking out the chill-out room!

We are delighted to announce that on Monday 19 June 2017 the chill-out room for young people with cancer opened at St George’s Hospital. We were delighted to come to see the room and meet Nikki, the TYA nurse who will be using this room as a base for counselling and therapeutic activities.

Please read St George’s press statement here:

https://www.stgeorgeshospitalcharity.org.uk/news/latest-news/post/158-new-room-for-young-people-with-cancer-

 Over 6 years we have raised almost £20,000 to enable St George’s Hospital transform a small tatty staff room into a relaxing oasis for young people with cancer, as well as being a base for Nikki, a specialist nurse (funded by Macmillan Nurses) who will provide support and therapeutic activities – which we are hoping to support in the future.

This has only been possible thanks to the support of Furzedown neighbours, local schools, businesses and friends. Including the generous donations from Heyland & Whittle, plus fundraising and support from Graveney School and FCN.

There will be a full opening later in the year

Our Great Big 2017 Garden Gig

We had a fantastic fundraising Garden Gig last night.
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Over 100 people of all ages came to enjoy the music and perform on a beautiful sunny Wednesday night. The evening started with the Uka-ladies sing-a-long which was great fun, then the very talented pupils from Graveney music department entertained us with classical music, jazz, and songs from soloists and a wonderful new girl’s choir. Finally the FAB FWB (Furzedown Wind-Breakers) treated us to their debut performance to close the show.
There was a delicious BBQ featuring beer-basted chicken (thanks to Alan Feast’s Big Green Egg) followed by strawberries.
It was a great success – thanks to everyone who came – we raised nearly £1000 to help local causes like St George’s Hospital, South London MNDA, Furzedown Project minibus and Furzedown Youth Club.
Looking forward to more fun at the Big Day Out on 17 June!
#GreatGetTogether

Fantastic day at Furzedown Festival

Our little local festival in Furzedown is getting bigger and better every year!

This year on Saturday 13 June thousands of people came along to enjoy music, food and drinks and we were kept very busy selling our lovely Heyland & Whittle goodies and gorgeous plants – our hand-made ‘Furzedown’ window boxes were very popular and sold out!

Wandsworth mayor visited our stall and also our local MP Sadiq Khan, who is now running to be London Mayor, he is patron of MNDA and bought a couple of festival raffle tickets and amazingly he WON! (maybe a good omen for him?)

Thanks to everyone who came and helped us raise over £2,000 for local causes

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Selling Heyland & Whittle

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Dig out your treasures – Furzedown valuation day!!

As part of the FCN Festival we have arranged a special valuation day on Saturday 28 June with Rosebery’s Fine Art & Antiques Auction House.

Experts will be coming to St Paul’s Church on Welham Road to value and explain about any object you want to bring along – from works of art, china, rugs, jewellery and furniture – or anything you think might be interesting! A cross between Antiques Roadshow and Dickenson’s Real Deal…

Rosebery’s is a great find in south London, it was voted one of the UK’s friendliest Auction Houses in a BBC poll and regularly does valuations at it’s premises in The Old Chocolate Factory in West Norwood – if you can’t make it to the event in June. It’s well worth a visit to see the lots on offer, it has auctioned some amazing items – from less than £100 to over £500,000s. This film prop from The Mummy went for £200…

(c) Gretel Ensignia 07783620234gretel_ensignia@hotmail.com

While this painting by Léon Bakst  sold for £440,000

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So why not get digging and come along? Suggested donation of £1 per item to go to our charities and FCN

Get your thinking caps on – Quiz night on Saturday!

We’re all getting ready for the quiz night this Saturday at 7pm in Graveney School upper hall, we’ve sold over 160 tickets so far and have some great brain-teasers and prizes for the night.

Heyland & Whittle have given us a magnificent gift hamper of their handmade goodies (worth apx £150 pictured) which will be the special prize on the night and everyone who comes will have a chance of winning it!

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They will also have the chance to enter the Heads & Tails game to win a night at The Little Bar worth £150 and they can also buy raffle tickets.

The prizes will be drawn on the night.

Looking forward to everyone being there!

Little Bar – Big heart

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The lovely Little Bar at the bottom of Church Lane has offered us a great prize for our quiz night on 5 October. @LittleBarSW17
WIN a Martini Cocktail evening for up to 6 people to the value of £150. This will include their special Martini cocktails as well as House wines, ciders and beers.
The prize has been supported by their suppliers, Coe Vintners. It is not part of the raffle(which can’t feature alcoholic prizes) but will be won by someone coming to the Quiz night – another great reason to join in!
If you haven’t got tickets yet please get in touch here, you can enter as a team of between 8 to 10 people, or join with new friends on the night.

FACE Raffle tickets now on sale!

We have some fantastic prizes this year including an exclusive meal in the Gherkin – something money can’t buy as it is a members only club! Also a trip to the Houses of Parliment with our MP Sadiq Khan to have tea on the terrace with him.

There will also be a chance to win a Fossil watch worth £100, (winner can choose the male or female version) donated by Schroder of Wallingdon. And a two course meal with wine and live entertainment at the wonderful Hideaway Jazz Club – voted the nation’s premier Jazz Club.

Local businesses have also been very generous with Wink offering a hair cut and head massage, Nikki’s ironing services has donated £50 worth of ironing. And her son who runs a plumbing company called MEAN maintenance has offered a free gutter inspection and gutter clean worth £100.

A local family has donated two tickets for the London Duck tours which will be great fun for the lucky winner! and there are many more great prizes to be won…

Tickets are £1 and will be for sale soon – if anyone could offer to sell any to friends or workmates please get in touch today! email alan@feast.me.uk

Searcy's Dining club at the Gherkin
Searcy’s Dining club at the Gherkin

FACE thanks Furzedown Festival’s Big Day Out

Typical british summer!

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BDO 2013 – one to remember!

it was amazing that so many people braved the weather to support our community festival, with locally produced beer and bread; crafts and therapies; as well as cake making competitions, sporting activities and charity stalls like ours and a great line up of local bands, music and dancing.

 

The organisers at Furzedown community network did a really great job! Events like this are so important and are a great place for us raise money for our three local charities – MNDA, St George’s Hospital and The Furzedown Project.

ImageHere was some good advice from Thirstdown – our local micro brewery, who brought along their SW1G beer to try.

Imageand thanks to The Furzedown Pub who supplied much needed refreshments!

ImageThere were some breaks in the clouds and here are some photos of people enjoying themselves as well as the acts in the evening; Thank you everyone who came!

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